External Hard Drive can't be accessed?

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  1. ColdNCursed, Jan 25, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

    ColdNCursed macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    So, I recently did a full wipe on my hard drive and I backed up a bunch of pictures/music etc onto an external before doing so. Now, after getting all of the updates (running on 10.6.6) and repeatedly trying to get this dang thing to work, I can't.

    It's weird because when I plug in the USB it "loads up" (I can hear it mounting) but It never shows up under devices. It does, however, show up under Disk Utility but I get no options of fixing/checking etc when I click it.

    This is when I check "Info"

    Name : Seagate Desktop Media
    	Type : 	Disk
    	Partition Map Scheme : 	Master Boot Record
    	Disk Identifier : 	disk1
    	Media Name : 	Seagate Desktop Media
    	Media Type : 	Generic
    	Connection Bus : 	USB
    	USB Serial Number : 	********
    	Device Tree : 	IODeviceTree:/PCI0@0/EHC2@6,1
    	Writable : 	Yes
    	Ejectable : 	Yes
    	Location : 	External
    	Total Capacity : 	1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 Bytes)
    	S.M.A.R.T. Status : 	Not Supported
    	Disk Number : 	1
    	Partition Number : 	0
    Also, this is under system profiler:
    Desktop         :
      Capacity:	1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
      Removable Media:	Yes
      Detachable Drive:	Yes
      BSD Name:	disk1
      Product ID:	0x3300
      Vendor ID:	0x0bc2
      Version:	 1.30
      Serial Number:	********
      Speed:	Up to 480 Mb/sec
      Manufacturer:	Seagate 
      Location ID:	0x26200000
      Current Available (mA):	500
      Current Required (mA):	2
      Partition Map Type:	MBR (Master Boot Record)
      S.M.A.R.T. status:	Not Supported
    Expansion Drive:
      Capacity:	1 TB (1,000,202,273,280 bytes)
      Writable:	Yes
      File System:	NTFS
      BSD Name:	disk1s1
    To clarify: Can not access external drive.
    Does NOT show up under Device in Finder.
    Does show up in Disk Utility.

    I have attempted (naturally) restarting, unplugging every thing. Waiting 1min, starting it plugging in external.
    I have also hooked it up to my desktop windows pc and it works fine there.

    Any ideas? :confused:
    All help is appreciated!
  2. ColdNCursed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    I'm seriously stumped. About ready to simply plug it into my windows, upload it to a torrent and download it o_O But, I really enjoy having a 1TB HD to work with..

    No insight on this at all? ;>

    Remember, even if you say "I don't know but try...." I'll be very greatful! I've googled and checked and.. double checked and rechecked :p Seems like nothing is fixing it.
  3. ColdNCursed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
  4. ColdNCursed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Do you have the NTFS-3G driver installed?
    Normally Mac OS X is capable of at least reading NTFS formatted volumes, but writing can only be accomplished via a third party driver.

  6. ColdNCursed thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2010
    Dude, you are my savior. I have some projects due tomorrow morning and they were all on my external. It works now ;)

    It was;
    NTFS (Windows NT File System)

    * Read/Write NTFS from native Windows.
    * Read only NTFS from native Mac OS X
    * To Read/Write/Format NTFS from Mac OS X: Install NTFS-3G for Mac OS X (free)
    * Some have reported problems using Tuxera (approx 33USD).
    * Native NTFS support can be enabled in Snow Leopard, but is not advisable, due to instability.
    * AirPort Extreme (802.11n) and Time Capsule do not support NTFS
    * Maximum file size: 16 TB
    * Maximum volume size: 256TB

    Thanks a lot for your time in helping me, I really really apreciate it! :D

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